cassava

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cassava

(kă-sah′vă) [Sp. cazabe]
A group of perennial herbs of the genus Manihot. The plant is one of the most efficient converters of solar energy to carbohydrate. The root of M. esculenta provides an excellent source of starch and can thrive in poor, dry, acid soils. To be suitable for eating, the root is processed by one of several methods to remove or control the amount of cyanide present. Tapioca is made from cassava.
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For each sample of Manihot esculenta starch, Musa paradisiaca, and Dioscorea trfida, the procedure was repeated in triplicate [19].
y Acevedo G.: "Conservacion de las raices frescas de la yuca (Manihot esculenta Crantz) aplicandole el proceso de parafinado".
Performance of 43 Improved Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) Genotypes at three agro-climatic zones in Nigeria.